There’s lots to report but the big story this month is our publication of a comprehensive Integrations Directory.
This will make it much easier for systems admins and power users to integrate Mattermost with their infrastructure using hundreds of apps and open source integrations.
We have responded to one of your most popular requests, adding an inline spell checker for Windows and Mac. And we’re proud to announce the availability of Mattermost in another major language: Polish.
Thanks for all community contributions and in particular to our 3.9 MVP Carlos Panato who made more than 20 contributions across our projects this month!
A big advantage of Mattermost compared with closed source messaging platforms is that it integrates with existing apps and workflows through integrations developed by the open source community.
We’ve made it easier to find these apps with a convenient Integrations Directory. We’ve also made it easier to submit your open source integrations and be recognized by the community.
Discover multiple ways to extend your integrations including: RESTful APIs, drivers, webhooks, slash commands, and command line interface.
Got feedback? Share your suggestions on how we can improve the application directory in the comments section.
APIv4 Endpoints Release Candidate
To make the Mattermost API web service easier to use and to offer more powerful options for these integrations, we announced anew API version as beta with our 3.7 release. We have worked further on this and are delighted to announce it as production with more powerful endpoints in 3.9.
Fully documented API endpoints
More in-depth access to server functionality
Wider use of established HTTP verbs
Consistent endpoint structures
A new and improved Go driver
The release includes drivers for JS and Go; the community is building drivers for Python, PHP and C#.
We’ve added an inline spell checker for English, French, German, Spanish, and Dutch on all desktop platforms. This is a feature many users have asked for and we’ll add other languages in due course (perhaps you’d like to help).
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
You can now hear a ping when you receive a notification in Windows 7 & 8. To find out more about this and other fixes and upgrades, visit the Changelog.
Pozdrowienia! A big hello to all our Polish-speaking users. Yes, we have added another important language to Mattermost – because we believe in making the best messaging platform available in people’s own native tongue. Workplace messaging with Mattermost is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian and now Polish.
Redux helps you write applications that behave consistently and are less error-prone, run in different environments (client, server, and native), and are easy to test. It also provides a great developer experience, such as live code editing combined with a time traveling debugger.
You can use Redux together with React, or with any other view library. To find out more about Redux and how we use it at Mattermost, check out this recent Dev Talk by our engineer Harrison Healey.
Mattermost Application Layer Dev Talk
Want to learn more about our server architecture? For a walk-through the application layer of the Mattermost server, take a look at this recent Dev Talk presentation by Joram Wilander on YouTube.
A huge thanks tognello for developing a PHP driver to interact with the Mattermost server. This provides developers building applications written in PHP easy access to the Mattermost REST API and makes it simple to build integrations with Mattermost in PHP.
Removed and Deprecated Features
System Console settings in Files > Images scheduled for removal in July 2017 release. This includes
Image preview height and width
Profile picture height and width
Image thumbnail height and width
All APIv3 endpoints to be removed six months after APIv4 endpoints are stable.
The Mattermost project is defined by the contributions of its community, and we’re incredibly grateful for the difference each of you has made.
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